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"No" is an interjection which is often translated as "no", and "not" is an adverb which is also often translated as "no". Learn more about the difference between "no" and "not" below.
no(
no
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
1. (negation)
a. no
Would you like some more soup? - No, I'm full.¿Quieres más sopa? - No, ya estoy satisfecho.
2. (in comparisons)
a. no
His new apartment is no larger than the last one.Su nuevo apartamento no es más grande que el último.
I have been dieting for a month, but I am no thinner than I was.Llevo un mes de dieta, pero no he enflaquecido nada.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
interjection
3. (negation)
a. no
Kids, it's time to pick up your toys. - No!Niños, ya es hora de recoger sus juguetes. - ¡No!
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (not any)
a. no (used as an adverb in Spanish)
There's no milk left.No queda leche.
b. sin (used as a preposition in Spanish)
She did it all on her own, with no help at all.Lo hizo todo sola, sin ayuda de nadie.
c. ningún
There's no reason to be afraid.No hay ninguna razón por la que tener miedo.
5. (prohibition)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It says "no parking." You can't leave your car here.Dice "prohibido el estacionamiento"; no puedes dejar aquí el coche.
There's a sign on my son's door that says "no girls allowed."Hay un anuncio en la puerta de mi hijo que dice "no se admiten chicas".
6. (no way of)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
If my parents see the house like this, there's no telling what they'll do.Si mis padres ven la casa en tal estado, quién sabe lo que harán.
There's no avoiding the issue any more.Ya no se puede eludir el asunto.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
7. (negative answer)
a. el no
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
When I was a child, "no" was my favorite word.De niña, "no" era mi palabra favorita.
b. el voto en contra
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(politics)
The bill received 64 noes, and did not pass.La propuesta de ley recibió 64 votos en contra y fue rechazada.
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
8. (number)
a. núm.
The active ingredient is in test tube no 5.El principio activo está en el tubo de ensayo núm. 5.
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not(
nat
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
1. (with auxiliary verbs)
a. no
I am not the kind of person you think I am.No soy la clase de persona que tú crees que soy.
She does not have any money.No tiene dinero.
2. (with modal verbs)
a. no
He would not like it if he found you at his computer.No le haría ninguna gracia encontrarte utilizando su computadora.
You must not tell lies.No debes decir mentiras.
3. (preceding an infinitive clause)
a. no
We swore not to tell anybody about that night.Juramos que no le diríamos nada a nadie sobre esa noche.
4. (as a conjunction with "that")
a. no
I had to do it myself; not that it matters, but what do we pay him for?Lo tuve que hacer yo misma; no es que me importe, pero ¿para qué le pagamos?
5. (replacing a negative answer)
a. no
Are you angry with me? - Of course not!¿Estás enfadada conmigo? - ¡Claro que no!
Is it going to rain? - I hope not!¿Va a llover? - ¡Espero que no!
6. (negating a specific word)
a. no
Not everybody would agree with you.No todo el mundo estaría de acuerdo contigo.
b. ni
Not one word of comfort coming from him!¡Ni una palabra de consuelo salió de su boca!
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